I Can't Wait for... The God is Not Willing by Steven Erikson

Fantasy Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week sees the master of Malazan shift his focus from the unfinished Kharkanas trilogy prequel (boo!) to a new Toblakai trilogy sequel (yah!) that promises to explore the legacy of Karsa Orlong ...

 The God is Not Willing
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Transworld
Publication Date: August 31, 2021
Genres: Epic Fantasy

Many years have passed since three Teblor warriors brought carnage and chaos to the small lakeside settlement of Silver Lake. While the town has recovered, the legacy of that past horror remains, even if the Teblor tribes of the north no longer venture into the southlands. One of those three, Karsa Orlong, is now deemed to be a god, albeit an indifferent one. In truth, many new cults and religions have emerged across the Malazan world, including those who worship Coltaine, the Black-Winged God, and - popular among the Empire's soldiery - followers of the cult of Iskar Jarak, Guardian of the Dead.

A legion of Malazan marines is on the march towards Silver Lake. responding to intelligence that indicates the tribes beyond the border are stirring. The marines aren't quite sure what they're going to be facing but, while the Malazan military has evolved and these are not the marines of old, one thing hasn't changed: they'll handle whatever comes at them. Or die trying

Meanwhile, in the high mountains, where dwell the tribes of the Teblor, a new warleader has risen. Scarred by the deeds of Karsa Orlong, he intends to confront his god, even if he has to cut a bloody path through the Malazan Empire to do it. Higher in the mountains, a new threat has emerged, and now the Teblor are running out of time.

The long feared invasion is about to begin. And this time it won't be three simple warriors. This time thousands are poised to flood the lands of the south. And in their way, a single legion of Malazan marines . . .

It seems the past is about to revisit Silver Lake, and that is never a good thing . . .


  1. I've never picked up a Malazan book, but I have to admit this is tempting!

    1. There's a Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen e-book bundle . . . if you ever wanted to read 10k pages. :)

  2. I am so not in the loop when it comes to Malazan, but I hope you'll enjoy this!

    1. It's hard to get into. I abandoned the first book 3X before it hooked me, but once you're on board . . .wow, what a ride!


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